New Jersey Department of Education

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Certified Educational Facilities Manager (CEFM) Program

Welcome to the New Jersey Department of Education – Office of School Facilities informational web page providing information and instructions to potential applicants on filing the necessary paperwork to become an authorized Certified Educational Facilities Manager in the State of New Jersey. The master list of current certified educational facilities managers maintained by the department is available for review and reference. Please start with the Guidance / Instructions documents link below:

Guidance/ Instructions Document (PDF)

Initial CEFM Application information

Pursuant to C.18A:17-50, commencing September 1, 2002, no person shall be employed by a board of education of a school district as a buildings and grounds supervisor unless he is a certified educational facilities manager. The Department of Education shall issue an authorization to serve as an educational facilities manager to an applicant who meets the criteria of a certified educational facilities manager as set forth in the guidance/instructions document above:

Initial Application (PDF)

Renewal CEFM Application information

Pursuant to C.18A:17-54, a certified educational facilities manager shall apply to the Department of Education for renewal of the authorization previously issued. The renewal application shall include a certified statement, upon a form prescribed by the department, that the applicant completed at least 20 hours of training or continuing education in the prior three years in fields of study related to school facilities in the State and approved by the department. Please review the guidance/instructions document above:

Renewal Application (PDF)
CEFM Name ID Active List (PDF)
Master CEFM CEU APPROVED Course Offerings (PDF)

Other resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF)
CEFM Statute (PDF)

If an individual, group or organization would like to apply for a course to be added to the MASTER CEFM CEU APPROVED Course Offerings, please complete the Course Approval Application (PDF).

Rutgers NJ Educational Facility Management Course Information
New Jersey School Buildings & Grounds Association website
Adobe Reader Link

Please contact with any questions regarding the CEFM Program.

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